• First Parish of Norwell
    Hate Has No Home Here

  • Join Us
    for Worship Sunday 10 a.m.

  • Imagine a religion
    where inspiration comes from many spiritual sources

  • We are
    a Welcoming Church

  • We Value the
    Inherent Worth & Dignity of Every Person

  • Our goal:
    World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all.

  • We Respect
    the interdependent web of all existence

About Us

First Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for more than 375 years. Read More.


"In the bonds of fellowship and love, we unite to cultivate reverence, to promote spiritual growth and ethical commitment, to minister to each other's needs and to those of humanity, to celebrate the sacred moments of life's passage, and to honor the holiness at the heart of being."
First Parish of Norwell Covenant


People of diverse beliefs gather as one faith. We aspire to create an extended spiritual family where young and old, Christian and non-christian, theist and humanist can offer each other mutual friendship and support in our common spiritual quest.


The Helen Fogg Service Committee coordinates efforts to reach our service goals by working with and contributing to already existing social justice and outreach efforts. Four areas of focus help to organize our work include: Neighbor to Neighbor, Sustainable Development, Education, and Human Rights.

We Are UU

Unitarian Universalist principles encourage the right of conscience and utilizing the democratic process to achieve social justice, equity, and equal opportunity for all individuals in our local, national, and global communities. At First Parish of Norwell, we support individual and group efforts to bring about a world where no person is denied the right to participate and enjoy the fruits of a just and equitable society.

Who We Are

First Parish Norwell

Minister - Reverend Lise Adams Sherry

Rev. Lise feels pastoral care and rites of passage make up one of the more sacred parts of ministry. During these times, Lise hopes people will trust her with their challenges and their joys. Lise has found that simply offering her presence can be one of the more empowering things she does as a minister.

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Minister's Bio

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Minister Emeritus - Rev. Richard M. Fewkes

Join Us for Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

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    May 12: Home Is Where the Heart Is
    It's our monthly Outreach Sunday and our beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity. Our congregation has the opportunity to participate in a Habitat Build in Duxbury on June 1. Please click here for more information. This will be a multigenerational service.
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    May 19: How We Give - Joanne Howard, Worship Leader
    This is the second opportunity to share your personal volunteer stories with the congregation. Many of our community members volunteer at a number of service and outreach organizations beyond our shared church projects. Individual stories are much appreciated by the congregational audience and can result in increased interest in your support organization. Please call or email Joanne Howard (781-826-6561 or msomsjbh@aol.com) to join the list of speakers.
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    May 26: Those Who Continue to Fight
    How many of us really know, or pay attention to what's happening with our US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? We still have a presence in these countries and many are sacrificing their lives. We'll learn more about and honor these soldiers' commitment.

    Music Sunday will be held on Sunday, June 16 during the church service. The choir will be singing selections from the popular movie "The Greatest Showman", which is based on the life of P.T. Barnum. Well-known for creating his traveling circus, Barnum was also a Unitarian Universalist.

    The choir invites both adults and youth, who are interested, to join them on Music Sunday. If interested, you may join us for a few rehearsals which are held on Thursdays at 7:30 PM, in the Skylight Room.

    There is also an opportunity to sing with the Multi-Generational Choir on Sunday, June 2. On that day, we are planning to sing "A Million Dreams" from "The Greatest Showman". Please consider joining the choir for either the Multi-Gen Choir on June 2, or Music Sunday on June 16, or BOTH! The Multi-Gen Choir will rehearse on Sunday morning, June 2, at 9:15 am.

    Contact Marie Miller at mariemiller@verizon.net or Gingy Grimes at gingygrimes@gmail.com if you are interested in these opportunities!

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